Bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic estrogen, is used in products such as baby bottles, water bottles, eyeglass lenses, medical equipment, toys, CDs/DVDs, cell phones, consumer electronics, household appliances, sports safety equipment, airplanes, and automobiles. Epoxy resins containing BPA are used as liners for most food and beverage cans, adhesives, industrial protective coatings, and automotive primers. BPA is also used to make dental sealants, flame retardants, and is an additive in many other widely used consumer products.
Despite the wealth of evidence of low dose effects of BPA in laboratory animals, representatives of the?plastics industry and BPA producers continue to maintain that it is safe at low doses. Click here for a detailed report on the continuing debate over the effects of BPA.
TEDX’s Low Dose Bisphenol A Spreadsheet was designed to summarize the scientific studies that examined the effects of BPA at 1 ppm (1 mg/kg/day) or less, an exposure level that closely represents human environmental exposure. Information is presented in summary form, and in graphs, tables and additional analyses, as well as the raw data in an EXCEL spreadsheet, which can be searched and sorted as needed.